1.You currently play for Gloucester Rugby – how long have you been with you current team and what has been the biggest difference since joining them? I am coming into the end of my second season with Gloucester Rugby and will be here for another 2 years, the biggest difference here than in previous teams […]
BLACKROLL supported athlete Gemma Shepherd plays for Charlton Ladies Football Club, currently 3rd in the Southern Division Premier League. Following a recent injury and hip operation, Gemma and her Physiotherapist Gary Faber give us an insight into her recovery and advice on how to get back to full football fitness. 1. Can you […]
ROCKTAPE share their Golden Rules for applying kinesiology tape to help you recover better and faster from injury. Only apply the tape to clean, dry skin and shave the area if needed – hairy legs are not helpful! Always round the ends off once you cut from the roll. Place on the skin with no […]
We meet Chris Stirling, a record setting endurance mountain runner and triathlete based in the outdoor playground of the Lake District. With so many miles to training for, strength and recovery are a key element to success. We ask him about his motivations for long distance racing and the key factors to prevent injury and […]
Staying fit, healthy and active are the main goals of most runners. Incorporating BLACKROLL® exercises into your training routine improves mobility, prevents injuries and supports recovery. When used correctly, BLACKROLL® products help restore elasticity in the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding the muscles, joints and bones. Along with stretching and cross training, this will keep […]
With summer upon us and Wimbledon fever just around the corner, many more people will be playing tennis. Whether you are a regular player or someone who has been inspired to take it up recently, it’s important to know how to stay fit and injury free.
Tight hamstrings muscles are a common problem among athletes and non-athletes. Our lifestyles mean we often sit too much, hunching over at the desk or in the traffic. This causes bad posture: rounded back, head forward, slouchy shoulders, tilted hips. The entire kinetic chain is connected and if some elements are too short or too […]
There are in fact two muscular systems to take into consideration when implementing an effective core conditioning programme for a football player, and they are Stabilisation and Movement.